ADT returns to Malaysia for PGM Terengganu Championship

Fri 08 Aug 2014

ADT returns to Malaysia for PGM Terengganu Championship

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Terengganu, Malaysia, August 7: Asian Development Tour (ADT) hopefuls will resume their title chase at the PGM Terengganu Championship in Malaysia next week with the aim of tightening their grip on an Asian Tour card for 2015.
An international cast of talents from over 16 countries will light up the RM200,000 (approximately US$60,000) ADT event when it makes a return to the Resorts World Kijal from August 14 to 17.
American Brett Munson, currently second on the merit rankings, England’s Grant Jackson and Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand will be part of the talented international field challenging for top honours against reigning Order of Merit champion Nicholas Fung who will be heading the home charge.
Pavit, who claimed his breakthrough victory at the 2013 ADT season-ending Linc Group Jakarta Invitational, will continue his hunt for a second ADT title at the PGM Terengganu Championship.
“My main priority for this year is to play well on the ADT and get my Asian Tour card for next year. My first ADT title earlier this year has given me a lot of confidence in my game. I’m going to try my best to maintain in top-five on the rankings till the end of the season,” said Pavit.
The talented 25-year-old currently sits in fourth place on the ADT Order of Merit with a season’s haul of US$19,357 courtesy of four top-five finishes so far this season.
Working in close partnership with the Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Tour, a total of 12 PGM events will feature on this season’s ADT Schedule, giving Malaysian players a big incentive in chasing for a place on the region’s main Tour.
The winner of the PGM Terengganu Championship will take home a prize purse of US$10,500 and receive six Official World Golf Ranking points. The top six players and ties will also earn points based on a sliding scale.
Since the last PGM event on the ADT two months ago, the ADT has travelled to Indonesia and Chinese Taipei before returning to Malaysia for the PGM Terengganu Championship, which is the 12th leg of the 2014 season.
The ADT is celebrating its fifth season where it has grown immensely from five events in the first year in 2010 to a record 20 tournaments in 2014.
This season, the ADT will reward the top five players on the final Order of Merit with playing rights for the 2015 Asian Tour season and also continue to offer Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points.
For more information on the ADT, please visit www.asiandevelopmenttour.com.
About the Asian Development Tour
The Asian Development Tour was launched in 2010 with the aim of creating a career pathway for professional golfers in Asia. Sanctioned by the Asian Tour, the Asian Development Tour will ultimately create a new playing platform for emerging stars from across Asia and around the world. Through the Asian Tour Qualifying School, players will qualify for the Asian Development Tour and enjoy the opportunity to hone their games and talent through a secondary circuit in Asia. Designed in the same structure as the Web.com Tour in America and European Challenge Tour, the Asian Development Tour is a stepping stone to the Asian Tour and the exciting world of international golf. The Asian Development Tour has been structured to ensure the best opportunities for its members. The leading five players on the Asian Development Tour will earn coveted Asian Tour cards for the following season, ensuring a proper career pathway for aspiring professionals. All ADT events receive Official World Golf Ranking points.